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Updates from the Engage Facebook Page

Here are some highlights from Engage Aotearoa’s Facebook page:

Advice From Our Tribe: What positives/lessons can you draw from your mental health experiences? 

Helplines to merge into single service – National – NZ Herald News

Anti-gambling body to get chop – National – NZ Herald News

Latest RCNet Update is Live Online

Click here to read the latest update from RCNet (Soon to be Changing Minds).


An update from Auckland Disability Law

Friday 10 August 2012

A successful hui was held last Monday, 30th July at Western Springs Community Hall.  ADL had around 80 people attend to hear from our esteemed speakers.  Huge thanks to everyone who attended and to Esther for filming and editing the highlights for us.

Some highlights from the hui click below for some video


See link below for the article Aucklander magazine


Article on 30 July talking about our public hui


Find out about our campaign in NZSL

Thank you Seeflow.co.nz


It’s not to late to sign the open letter to Justice Minister Judith Collins

How to sign:

Email your name to info@adl.org.nz and we will add you as an email signatory to our list.  If your organisation has not yet signed, ask them to support us.

Post it to us at Auckland Disability Law, PO Box 43 201, Mangere, Auckland

Fax it back to us on 09 275 4693 or scan it and email to info@adl.org.nz

Finally, you can print it out and post it directly to Minister of Justice, Judith Collins http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/judith-collins

If you are signing on behalf of an organisation, please be sure that you have authority to do so.

If you have already written to Justice Minister Judith Collins directly, thank you for the support.  Please let us know if you have done this – we would like to add your name or organisation to the open letter with all the names and logos of our supporters that we will present to the Minister.

What else you can do

You can write your own letter to Minister of Justice Judith Collins http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/judith-collins or to the Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Tariana Turia


Lobby your local MP, Councillor or Local Board

You can lobby, write to or talk to your Local MP.  Click link below for list of MPs http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/MPP/MPs/MPs/

Click here to find your local board (Auckland Council): http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/AboutCouncil/representativesbodies/LocalBoards/Pages/Findyourwardandlocalboard.aspx

Let us know how your communications with them were received.

Write to the newspapers, or put out your own press release

Contact us for further information

Follow on Facebook

Search and click the ‘like’ button on the Auckland Disability Law Facebook page

Milestone for the Campaign 

A huge thanks to the more than one hundred individuals and all these groups and organisations that have signed so far (please let us know if you have signed and we have accidentally missed you off the list):

  • 155 Community Law centre, Whangarei
  • Association of Blind Citizens NZ
  • Auckland Action Against Poverty
  • Auckland Branch of the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand
  • Auckland Disability Providers network
  • BDBInc
  • Buckingham Law
  • CCS Disability Action
  • Chair, Homeworks Trust
  • Citizen Advocacy Auckland Inc.
  • Citizens Against Privatisation
  • Community Law Canterbury
  • Community Law Centres o Aotearoa
  • Deaf Aotearoa
  • Deaf Christian Community Services –
  • Disabled Persons Assembly Dunedin
  • Disabled Persons Assembly NZ
  • DSAG Disability Strategic Advisory Group – Auckland Council
  • EDGE Employment
  • Elevator Group
  • Employment Dispute Solutions
  • Engage Aotearoa
  • Green Party of New Zealand
  • Grey Power Community
  • Home and Family Counselling
  • IHC
  • Justice Action Group
  • Kaitaia Community House
  • Mana Tangata Turi O Tamaki Makaurau
  • Mangere Community Law Centre
  • National Foundation for the Deaf
  • National Secretary on behalf of New Zealand Public Services Association
  • Niu Ola Trust
  • Parent and Family Resource Centre
  • People First
  • PHAB Pasifika
  • PSA Deaf and Disabled Members Network
  • Pukenga Consultancy
  • Regional Consumer Network
  • Rotorua District Community Law Centre
  • Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
  • Service and Food Workers Union
  • Shine – safer homes in NZ everyday
  • Social Issues Community Team
  • Socialist Aotearoa
  • Southland Community Law Centre
  • Tamaki Ngati Kapo inc
  • Taranaki Community Law
  • Te Roopu Waiora Trust
  • The Asian Network Inc.
  • The Auckland Deaf Christian Fellowship
  • The Wilson Home Trust
  • Unite union
  • Vaka Tautua – Carmel Sepuloni CEO
  • Waitakere Community Law Centre
  • Working Women’s Resource Centre
  • Youthlaw